Friday, 2 October 2009

A dear friend, Jo Pritchard (super duper inspirational crafter!) uploaded some of the artwork from this year’s Stempelmekka to KCUK and I fell in love with one display of cards, which I can only describe as a ‘riot of colour’. Of course, I had to have a play… and this is how it turned out.

roc1Images and words, Stampin Up

jobirds2

Images and words from Jozart Birds (drawn by Jo, herself) available from Stamp Attack

jobirds1

Same plate of stamps as above, background stamp Inkadinkado.

The Saturday Surprise theme this week is 'Your Favourite Colour/Colours' so I've entered this one because I love 'rainbow colours'.

I used Ecoline inks (Magenta, Turquoise and Yellow, with a splash of green) on dictionary pages first of all, then decided to try them on watercolour paper (hot press, smooth) and wow did they pop, as you can see from the above background and from the words! I love the way the colours blend to give us violets, oranges and greens. I’ll do more of this because I love the effect.

13 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

These look great, especially the bottom one, and I love those birds.

Wezz said...

ooooh I love love love the colours on these, Cath! Having seen the originals up & close, I must say you did a great job in capturing the vivid array of colours! Absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs,
Wezz - http://cyberwezz.blogspot.com

Lynne K said...

Wow, these are stunning! The colours are just fabulous.

Robin said...

Love these cards and those colors are amazing!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your colors...bright and cheery! Beautiful art pieces!! Hugs, Gayle.

peggy gatto said...

Me too, love the colors and what you created!!

Limar said...

Really beautiful :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

hp is great to work onto isnt it, and feels gorgeous too.
These look amazing. A riot of colour is such a great description. Kind of reminds me of tie dye clothes from my student days.

Amy said...

Love the rainbow of color that you chose..it is hard to pick just one fav. color..right?! Love the stamps..they are all fabulous

Rhonda said...

These are fabulous examples of brights, great fun. Cheers!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I love those gorgeous colors, and you're right, they do pop on the hot press watercolor paper! These cards are gorgeous! I love the birds, and I wish we could get the ecoline inks in the US.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the amazing colour combination - absolutely fabulous! Great stamps too.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Heather Robinson said...

You blend colour so beautifully to create a dreamlike feel to your pieces that is so engaging. Gorgeous work. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge this week.